Active shooter reported at North Carolina's Topsail High School

Active shooter at North Carolina high school, police on scene: reports

A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina turned out to be malfunctioning water heater.

The call came in around 6:30 a.m. local time, ABC is reporting.

Schools in eastern Pender County, North Carolina are on lockdown after reports of an "active shooter situation" was reported at Topsail High School.

"What I'm hearing is that it's a false alarm".

Brown said that apparently there is a defective steam water heater that causes a piece of equipment to slam shut, causing a loud noise that sounds like gunfire.

The sheriff's spokesman said law enforcement officers were still searching the campus as a precaution but preliminary reports indicate that it was faulty equipment.

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is expected to hold a press conference sometime Friday morning. The school district asked staff from Topsail elementary, middle and high schools to meet at the grocery store.

According to the school website, school begins at 8:30 a.m.

WECT reported that officers and deputies from the Topsail Police Department, the Pender County Sheriff's Office and UNC-Wilmington were at the scene, and the school campus was sealed off. It has around 1,300 students enrolled.

Related News:



Most liked

Meghan Markle and Queen Elizabeth had huge fight before Royal wedding
Because she couldn't be sure where it came from, the queen is said to have refused Meghan, prompting a "heated exchange". The history of the tiara could not be established and there was a possibility that its origin was in Russian Federation .

New take on The Jungle Book: Sneak peek of film revealed
The A-list cast also includes Benedict Cumberbatch , Cate Blanchett , Christian Bale , Matthew Rhys , and Freida Pinto . From there, Mowgli will launch in additional theaters throughout the US and the United Kingdom .

Anthony Joshua is a coward says Deontay Wilder before Tyson Fury clash
That night Fury showcased excellent footwork, timing on his jab and overall ability to bemuse such a risky puncher like Klitschko. And when it comes to raw power, Wilder's record of 40-0 with 39 KOs looks scary than Tyson's 27-0 with 19 KOs.

Bumrah, Umesh and Kuldeep Rested for Final Windies T20I; Kaul Drafted in
The selectors added fast bowler Siddarth Kaul to the squad for the third T20I, which will take place in Chennai on Sunday. India, leading 2-0, have already won the three-match series, which leaves the third T20I inconsequential in nature.

Bitcoin Cash and Ripple: Boosting Market Sentiment | Webinar
If businesses keep siding on the Bitcoin ABC client, analysts believe that the network disruption may not be significant enough. At present, BCHABC is trading at $535 against USDC, almost six times above BCHSV, which is priced at just $90.

Federal Judge Halts Construction Of Keystone XL Pipeline
Four days after Trump was sworn into office, he invited TransCanada to resubmit its permit application. Judge Morris also said State didn't properly justify approving the pipeline in 2017 under Mr.

Indian bowler's unique action becomes the talk of the town
But former England captain Michael Vaughan had a completely different take, saying he had no issues against the action. Unless it is outlawed, Singh is expected to keep the delivery in his bowling repertoire.

Brendan Rodgers says Celtic supporters helped drive team to Europa League win
Having seen his players show no sign of an inferiority complex, he added: 'That was particularly pleasing. You have to be really clear and tactically good to press that because they have the extra man inside.

SDC 2018: Samsung Innovating in Folding Phones, IoT, Mobile UX
The company famously partnered with Epic Games this year to bring the insanely popular Fortnite to its tablets and smartphones. Ko promised gamers that more video game exclusives will be coming to Samsung's mobile devices in the months to come.

United Kingdom must be able to withdraw from Irish backstop — Liam Fox
The EU is adamant that there can not be a time limit - any backstop must apply "unless and until" it is no longer needed. The DUP say alarm bells have been rung by a letter received from British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.

Harvick loses automatic NASCAR championship berth
ISM Raceway in Phoenix represents Harvick's best chance to get a win that would guarantee his spot in the championship race. Harvick's win at Texas was his series-leading eighth of the year and qualified him for Homestead along with Joey Logano .

What the U.S. midterms results mean: five key takeaways from election night
Trump had aggressively campaigned in the closing days of the race, his focus on boosting Republicans in states he carried in 2016. Both parties concede a backlash against President Trump and his party was a factor - Minnesota is no stranger to midterm swings.

Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm face £135,000 in fines
It was announced last week that the National Crime Agency is probing his alleged use of offshore companies to finance Leave.EU. Banks played down the announcement.

Kelsey Merritt poses with Adriana Lima at 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Last month, Lawwley started an online petition calling on people to boycott the show. And it wasn't because I was nervous, I was just excited.

Andrew Jones, Texas Longhorns guard, returns after leukemia treatments
The team doctor and the trainers want to make sure we're building back his strength before he gets thrown out there full time". He was soon diagnosed with leukemia and left the team for a cancer center in Houston for treatment.